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September 26, 2021

Grant County subject of multi-million dollar broadband expansion project
In a ceremony held last week in Sheridan (left to right) County Judge Randy Pruitt, Windstream CEO Tong Thomas, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, Sheridan Mayor Joe Wise, State Rep. Ken Bragg and many others gathered for an announcement naming Grant County as one of seven counties in Arkansas that will be part of a multi-milliion dollar broadband expansion project in which fiber optic internet cable will be installed throughout the county.  Photo By Jacob Palmer
In a ceremony held last week in Sheridan (left to right) County Judge Randy Pruitt, Windstream CEO Tong Thomas, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, Sheridan Mayor Joe Wise, State Rep. Ken Bragg and many others gathered for an announcement naming Grant County as one of seven counties in Arkansas that will be part of a multi-milliion dollar broadband expansion project in which fiber optic internet cable will be installed throughout the county. Photo By Jacob Palmer
Windstream Communications, along with local, state, and federal leaders, held a special ceremony in Sheridan where it was announced that Grant County would be one of the seven counties in the state that would be the subject of a multi-million dollar broadband expansion project.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021


Community gathers in remembrance of 9/11 terrorists attacks
The community gathered together last Saturday for a short memorial service to mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Beth Gibson, owner of Victory Barber Shop, organized the event and hopes that it will become an annual event. The service included prayer, the national anthem, a siren sound off from a Sheridan Fire Department truck, a moment of silence, and the observance of Taps played on the bagpipes by Joanna Wise.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Multi-Agency manhunt results in arrest of Pulaski County murder suspect
A multi-day manhunt, spanning across several jurisdictions resulted in the arrest of Daryl Scarborough, the suspect in the murder of David Dunn, 39, of Redfield.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Poyen Council addresses park issue
The Poyen Town Council met on Monday, Aug. 23 and mainly discussed updates on business from previous meetings.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Shelter at full capacity, dog adoptions needed
Sheridan has had a dog pound since the late BO's. In the past, local adoptions were more frequent and the public was able to come to the animal shelter to view the dogs. Due to Covid, this has not been possible since the start of the pandemic. Those wanting to adopt a dog are having to join the Sheridan AR Dog Shelter page on Facebook to see available dogs.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Sweet home says goodbye to spiritual leader
Stay the course with joy. Not pastor Don Goodman's words, but ones he borrowed from Apostle Paul in Acts for his final Sunday morning sermon. "Brother Don" is how most know Goodman at the Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church in Prattville that he's led for more than five decades. During his tenure, he led with laughter, wisdom and at times, tears. A few weeks ago, Goodman felt a gentle nudge from the Lord. It's time to go.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

2021 Grant County Fair set for Sept. 21-25
The Grant Fair Association recently announced that it would move forward with plans to host the 2021 Grant County Fair. The association announced that this year's theme will be "Goodbye to the Old; Hello to the New" to celebrate the beginning of the fair's transition to the new fairgrounds.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

SSD votes to keep mask/quarantine policy as is, reevaluate state requirements
The Sheridan School District Board of Education voted to 5-2 at a special called meeting on Monday night to leave the current COVID-19 policy of optional masking in place for a period of three weeks.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Grant County Quorum Court met this past Monday, August 16 for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting. The main topic on the agenda was the discussion of road specifications for the county. Grant County Judge Randy Pruitt proposed some new minimum specifications and regulations that roads must meet before the county can adopt them. The most notable specifications include a fifty foot right of way and a five foot easement on both sides of the road. Prior to the beginning of any construction, the owner/contractor must meet with the county judge to review the plans to ensure that all specifications are met.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Harrison Family Heirlooms
Dr. John Wells Harrison, born in 1823, was the son of Thomas T. and Elizabeth Harrison, both physicians from Tennessee. He married Minerva Ann Dial (1827-1904), and is thought to have settled in Arkansas at Sandy Springs during the late 1850's. Sandy Springs is present - day Leola. His father settled at Tulip, in Dallas County.

A descendant of English and early Colonial officials, he passed his interests in literature, education, religion, and public service down to his children. The Harrison homes were furnished with necessary items, as well as objects appreciated for their beauty and craftsmanship.


Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Sheridan School District opens new health care clinic
The 2021-2022 school year marked the opening of the Sheridan School District's impressive new school-based health center. The center, located on the high school campus, will serve faculty and students across the district's campuses.

The Sheridan School District has partnered with the Winston Clinic, the largest local medical provider, to provide medical services.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021


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